Bram Stoker as a Google Doodle

As Google so rightfully points out, Bram Stoker would have been 165 today.

Perhaps the only way he could have achieved that feat though would have been for him to take a leaf from his most famous character and become a vampire. While Bram Stoker didn’t create vampires (their origin in myths dates back centuries before Dracula was written) he is often credited as the father of the genre.

Without him, the path would have been much more difficult for the likes of Kim Newman and Anne Rice to flesh out their own mythologies.

A toast to Mr Stoker. A man for whom the blood really was the life.

Image from Google.

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